[Cryptography] Crypto being blamed in the London riots.

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Wed Aug 10 12:19:53 EDT 2011

On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 11:59:53 -0400 John Ioannidis <ji at tla.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 8:02 PM, Sampo Syreeni <decoy at iki.fi> wrote:
> >
> > Thus, why not turn the Trusted Computing idea on its head? Simply
> > make P2P public key cryptography available to your customers, and
> > then bind your hands behind your back in an Odysseian fasion,
> > using hardware means? Simply make it impossible for even yourself
> > to circumvent the best cryptographic protocol you can invent,
> > which you embed in your device before ever unveiling it, and then
> > just live with it?
> >
> "Customers"? There is no profit in any manufacturer or provider to
> build that kind of functionality.

Blackberry already more or less has that functionality, which
disproves your hypothesis.

Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com

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